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The Satanic Temple to Perform a Black Mass In Philly Tonight

New Jersey resident Joan Bell has been camped out in front of 12th and Spring Garden arts venue PhilaMOCA since 6 p.m. on Thursday. She […]

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Voters Complain About “Intimidating” Bibles at Philly Polling Places

When Jess Conda walked into her polling place inside a community center at 12th and Wharton streets on Tuesday, the South Philadelphia resident says she […]

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Strange Revelations: The Philly Hate Preacher Who Wants to Save Your Soul

You wouldn’t exactly expect a fight to break out when you take your kids to Chestnut Hill’s immensely popular Harry Potter Festival. But when street […]

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LGBTQ&A: Clay Cane

Clay Cane is a New York City–based award-winning journalist, author, television personality, documentary filmmaker, and CNN.com contributor. Cane is the creator and director of the […]

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Penn State’s Giant Crucified Frog: Edgy Art or “Anti-Christian Hate Speech”?

We’re pretty sure that no one has ever written a story before about the art program at Penn State’s Abington campus, but when there’s a […]

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Anti-Religious Group Fighting Proposed Villanova Bridge

Last month Radnor Township approved a new pedestrian bridge over Lancaster Avenue that Villanova wants to build. The bridge design has proven controversial due to […]

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Local Religious Leaders Condemn Jewish Cemetery Vandalism

Almost 200 local religious leaders gathered this afternoon for an interfaith press conference denouncing the vandalism of the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Northeast Philadelphia. The […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Insulted at Padres Game

The members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus claim they were insulted with homophobic slurs while trying to perform the National Anthem. Saturday night […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Faith Leaders Are Advocating for Pennsylvania Fairness Act

Faith leaders and congregations have joined Equality Pennsylvania in pushing state legislators to pass the Pennsylvania Fairness Act. Last weekend, 18 Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Jewish […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: Pope Francis Disappoints With Trans Comments

Pope Francis makes discouraging remarks about trans youth identity and same-sex marriage. Pope Francis has disappointed members of the Catholic church on matters pertaining to […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Brotherhood on a Bus in Kenya

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Bullets and Bigots: Remembering Philadelphia’s 1844 Anti-Catholic Riots

It started with a Bible, of all things. Bishop Francis Kenrick, who, like many of the newest Philadelphians in the mid-1840s, had come to America […]

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Philly Religious Leaders Condemn Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Yesterday, prior to speaking at a campaign event in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump issued a press release calling for a total […]

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Mayor Nutter: Trump Is an “Asshole,” a “Madman” and a “Danger to Society”

[Updated with news of hate crimes reward announcement.] On Tuesday afternoon, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Mayor-elect Jim Kenney as well as other officials and […]

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After San Bernardino Shooting, “Thoughts and Prayers” Anger Is Wrong

After Tuesday’s massacre in San Bernardino, this is almost certainly the most viral, most-Facebooked newspaper cover in the country today: The idea? That “thoughts and […]